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Loved this! Super easy to make too. This is such a nice, hearty meal for a fall evening. I LOVE the idea of using BBQ sauce to add flavor. Also I like that it's healthy...until you top it with sour cream and cheddar like I did...
I added a lb of hamburger to the dish and used creole seasoning, cumin, & paprika for my spices (omitted the bbq sauce). I also diced up some carrots and green peppers and tossed in a few green beans from the last days of the garden. Definitely a keeper, thanks Marina K!
This is a really complex, interesting chili, even better with a little sprinkle of cheese. It IS very sweet-tasting, though, so be warned. If you'd like it less sweet, definitely cut down on the barbecue sauce. Also, if you drain the beans like I did, you will need to add some water.
This was a great weeknight chili, and it was surprisingly a lot thicker than I was expecting. I did add the optional barbecue sauce which I think added some depth to the dish along with a bit of sweetness. There was enough leftovers for two more nights - great if you're on a tight budget. Try the leftovers with Tostitos Scoops, sprinkled with some cheese - Awesome!
Is this a great work night supper or what? I used up the rest of a bottle of chipotle mango sauce and it tasted like it stewed all day. I added a turkey sausage, a couscous salad and some great multigrain whole wheat bread. A very satisfying chili, Craig.